Dana Hull

Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Phases Out Radar Sensors, Shifts to Camera-Based Autopilot

Tesla Tesla's Elon Musk on Wall Street. (Mark Lennihan/Associated Press)

Tesla Inc. updated its website May 25 to announce that Model 3 and Model Y cars built for North America and shipping this month no longer will be equipped with radar.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
May 26, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Engineer Says Musk Overstated Tesla Autopilot Capability

The steering wheel of a Tesla Inc. Model 3 electric vehicle The steering wheel of a Tesla Inc. Model 3 electric vehicle. (Bloomberg News)

One of Tesla Inc.’s engineers told California authorities that CEO Elon Musk overstated the capability of Autopilot, the company’s driver-assistance system, early this year.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
May 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Sticks to Plan to Deliver Semi This Year

A Tesla Supercharger station in Buford, Ga. A Tesla Supercharger station in Buford, Ga. (Chris Carlson/Associated Press)

Tesla Inc. reported a higher-than-expected seventh consecutive quarter of profit on strong demand for its top-selling Model 3 sedan and announced it will begin deliveries of its Tesla Semi in 2021.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
April 26, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla Deliveries Smash Expectations on Reception in China

A customer sits inside a Tesla Model Y vehicle at the automaker's showroom in Shanghai. A customer sits inside a Tesla Model Y vehicle at the automaker's showroom in Shanghai. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. delivered more cars than expected in the first quarter, a strong start to a year in which CEO Elon Musk will be scaling global operations and building two more factories.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Shares Drop After Fire at EV Maker’s California Plant

Tesla Musk (John Raoux/Associated Press)

Tesla Inc. shares fell a day after firefighters responded to an incident at the company’s factory in Fremont, Calif., containing a blaze in an area of the property under construction.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
March 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Aurora Partners With Toyota in Bid to Bring Autonomy to Masses

Aurora vehicle The first model that will be equipped with the Aurora Driver, the company’s hardware, software and sensor suite, is the Toyota Sienna minivan. (Aurora Innovation Inc.)

Aurora Innovation Inc., a Silicon Valley-based autonomous-driving startup with at least a $10 billion valuation, has agreed to a long-term strategic partnership with Toyota Motor Corp. and its supplier Denso Corp. that aims to mass produce autonomous vehicles and launch them on ride-hailing networks, including Uber’s, over the next few years.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
February 9, 2021
Business, Technology

Elon Musk’s Finance Chief Quietly Tallies Profit Surge at Tesla

Tesla Musk (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. on Jan. 27 is widely expected to report its sixth consecutive quarterly profit — and potentially its first $1 billion quarter. That follows a remarkable year when Tesla’s stock split and skyrocketed, the company joined the S&P 500 Index and it sold almost half a million cars.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
January 26, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Inches Near Annual Goal With Record Sales in Quarter

New Tesla vehicles sit on the dockside after being imported to the Port of Southampton in the United Kingdom. New Tesla vehicles sit on the dockside after being imported to the Port of Southampton in the United Kingdom. (Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. delivered a record number of cars worldwide in the third quarter, smashing analysts’ estimates and maintaining its dominance in electric-vehicle sales — making a difficult year-end sales goal slightly more attainable.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
October 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla Beats Delivery Expectations, Sending Shares Surging

Tesla vehicles sit in a parking lot at a port. Tesla vehicles sit in a parking lot at a port. (Toru Hanai/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. reported a sequential gain in quarterly deliveries that seemed improbable weeks ago, sending its stock surging toward Wall Street’s most bullish price target.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
July 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla China Plant Might Have Come to the Rescue Last Quarter

Elon Musk removes his jacket during the Tesla China-made Model 3 delivery ceremony in Shanghai in Ja Elon Musk removes his jacket during the Tesla China-made Model 3 delivery ceremony in Shanghai in January. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. endured a roughly seven-week shutdown of its most important car plant in the world last quarter, but its brand-new backup factory may have saved the day.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
July 1, 2020

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